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The public find articles about education more convincing when they contain extraneous neuroscience

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettBrain science is mysterious and sexy and people are more inclined to believe claims that contain superfluous neuroscience …

Neuroscience

Left brain vs. right brain: Fact and fiction

The two hemispheres or sides of the brain — the left and the right — have slightly different jobs. But can one side be dominant and does this affect …

What happens in the brain when habits form?

There are a million things that we do every day without thinking. Brushing our teeth, drying our hair after a shower, and unlocking our phone screen …

Struggling to be productive at work? Take a neuroscientist's advice

Do you ever struggle to get things done? Do you sometimes feel your brain is not as sharp any more? Did you used to read books and now find it challenging to even finish a short article in a newspaper?<p>Most of us will have answered yes to those questions. As a neuroscientist, I can tell you feeling …

Time Management

How to Design the Perfect Sales Pitch Using Compassion, Laughter, and Listening, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

It takes a lot of brain power to plan and execute effective sales strategies and close countless deals. Many small business owners have to wear multiple hats, they have to be the manager, the accountant, the bookkeeper and salesperson. For some entrepreneurs, the sales hat is the most intimidating. …

Chemistry

FANCI Project | A whole new market for emotion recognition

If businesses could sense emotion using tech at all times, they could capitalize on it to sell to the consumer in the opportune moment. The …

The neuroscience of “cool”

In the early 2000s, a major shift happened in the way people dress. Flared and baggy jeans began to give way to a skinny, low-slung version, and by the end of the decade, it seemed everyone—including men<i>—</i>were squeezing into jeans so tight that doctors began issuing health warnings. Now skinny is …

Clothing

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

The Inconsistencies Of Memory

"Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were." -- Marcel Proust<p>Proust's <i>In Search of Lost Time</i> is perhaps the most famous exploration of memory, with associations sparked by sensory cues like the famed madeleine. Our memories are fundamental to our sense of …

Unraveling The Mystery Of The Human Memory

<i>How are memories stored and retrieved in the human brain? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Paul King, computational neuroscientist, on Quora:</b><p>At the most basic level, memories are stored as …

Humanity

6 Facial Signals That Boost Your Success With Others | Inc.com

I am trained as an engineer and computer scientist so it may come as no surprise that reading people's emotions is not my greatest strength.<p>Through hard knocks, I realized that sensing and responding to emotions is critical and that I should team up with others who are good at doing this.<p>Melissa …

Psychology

The Internet May Be Changing Your Brain In Ways You've Never Imagined

"Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski."<p>Five years ago, journalist Nicholas Carr wrote in his book <i>The Shallows: How The Internet Is Changing Our Brains</i> about the way technology seemed to be eroding his ability to concentrate.<p>"Once I was a …

The Brain